Computing KS2: Cracking Computing

Narrated by comedian and actor Doc Brown, this series of short films explores some of the key topics and terminology for pupils studying primary computing.

Topics covered:

These short films are suitable for teaching:

  • KS2 computing in England
  • Technologies curriculum area at 2nd Level in Scotland
  • KS2 digital competence framework in Wales
  • KS2 using ICT cross-curricular skill in Northern Ireland
Computing and ICT consultant Marion Reilly explains how these short films can be used in the classroom. She explains how the films break down computing terms using everyday examples.

Algorithms
video
Decomposition
video
Sequencing
video
Repetition
video
Selection
video
Debugging
video
Logical reasoning
video
Variables
video
Input and output
video
Computer networks
video
Search technologies
video
Working with data
video
Creating with computing
video
You could start a computing lesson by showing your class this short bonus film, which is designed to inspire pupils and show examples of the many ways that computers, and the devices and systems that they control, impact our lives.